<h2>THE GRASSHOPPER AND THE ANTS</h2>
<p>One fine day in winter some Ants were busy drying their store of
corn, which had got rather damp during a long spell of rain.
Presently up came a Grasshopper and begged them to spare her a few
grains, "For," she said, "I'm simply starving." The Ants stopped
work for a moment, though this was against their principles. "May
we ask," said they, "what you were doing with yourself all last
summer? Why didn't you collect a store of food for the winter?"
"The fact is," replied the Grasshopper, "I was so busy singing that
I hadn't the time." "If you spent the summer singing," replied the
Ants, "you can't do better than spend the winter dancing." And they
chuckled and went on with their work.</p>
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